To achieve its objectives of promoting sports recreation, healthy lifestyle and culture development amongst staff members, Malawi’s University Staff Sports Association (UMSSA) is holding its annual Sports weekend.
The Games will be hosted by Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) at Ndata in Thyolo on Saturday, May 14 in which staff from various constituent colleges of the University of Malawi (Unima), Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Mzuzu University and MUST to promote convivial interaction amongst themselves.
“The Games are aimed at fostering existing friendly relations among members of the involved institutions and encouraging sports at all levels,” said MUST Communications Manager James Mphande.
“It is UMSSA’s belief that relationships created through participation in sports have significant potential of building bridges in academic and research endeavours among the involved universities.”
UMSSA is also a member of Southern Africa Universities Staff Association (SAUSSA), which arranges international games for its members every year in December.
UMSSA has been participating in these regional sports events, including the latest one that took place at University of Swaziland.
Mphande said this is the first time MUST is holding the annual UMSSA games and this year Catholic University will participating as guest institution. Games on the day will include football netball, volleyball and athletics.
“College teams will compete against each other. Apart from the games, there will also be a cultural evening where all institutions will showcase traditional dances of their preference.
“As such, MUST is inviting the general public and all sports lovers to patronise these activities. The members will also have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty that is MUST campus and its infrastructure.
“Meals will be available for sale and the common room bar will be open,” Mphande said.